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‘I finally made peace with food’

Oprah Winfrey’s Emotional Interview
“I feel good!” says Winfrey, who’s downtoasize12. “I just purged all my 16s and 14s.”

AFTER LOSING 42.5 LBS., THE STAR SAYS HER DAYS OF YO-YO DIETING ARE OVER, THANKS TO WEIGHT WATCHERS

Oprah Winfrey’s spirits dipped lower and lower as the number on her scale climbed higher and higher. In July 2015, determined to lose 20 lbs. over the summer, she’d started hiking but fell on a trail in Maui and hurt her ankle. At the same time, “I had a bunch of people at my house, and although I wasn’t eating cronuts, I was eating jalapeño bagels,” she says. After a month of vacation, she had gained 17 lbs. thanks to “some serious eating and not moving.” It sent her into a downward spiral. “I was in yet another funk about my weight,” she says. “I thought, ‘Now what? My body won’t take another fast.’ Psychologically I just can’t make myself do it, because of that time I went through it in 1988”—when

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